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Re: He Ordered a Colonoscopy....Finally!

Re: He Ordered a Colonoscopy....Finally!

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Posted by Agatha on August 20, 2000 at 20:07:00:

In Reply to: He Ordered a Colonoscopy....Finally! posted by Kimberly B. on August 20, 2000 at 16:26:44:

: Hi, Everyone:

: Sorry about not getting back sooner. Past couple of days have been nerve wrecking for me. Just wanted to thank everyone who responded to my "vent" session on here last time; I appreciated it.

: Well, went to the MD on Friday and what he basically said was: that my blood "seds" (????) came back high, so he believes that I'm suffering from an Inflammative Colon, not irritable. To be quite honest, I don't know what the difference is...but that's what he suggested. He also noticed that my Thyroid results came back somewhat what he hadn't expected and had them reordered. He also put me on DOXEPIN 10mg (an antidepressant) 3 times a day to help me relax. He asked me if I "felt" anxious. I said, well...wouldn't I be if I didn't know when the next BM would take place? LOL I've been on that before for other reasons...only side effect is that it really sedates you at times, luckily he's suggested small gradual dosages. And lastly, he ordered a colonoscopy. I will have it done on Sept. 8th---I'm nervous, but anxious to find out what's going on.

: So, here it goes....And as far as the lotronex, he said if it wasn't helping...not to take it. He suggested I take Lomotil to help when it could. Now is just a matter of waiting on the Colonoscopy. I finally feel somewhat "validated" someone really noticed that just taking some "immodium" will let it pass. Someone taking me serious---Wow!

: Wanna hear something else great? I just sold my Ford Explorer the other week...and my husband mentioned to me yesterday...hey, maybe we will get a conversion van...with a custom-fit toliet...Put me on cloud nine! Silly, I know...but my own toliet on the road! Talk about an understanding husband! Not exactly an RV, but hey...a toliet, is a toliet to me---

: Enough said....By the way, has anyone ever heard about Thyroid having an effect on the colon?

: God Bless and take Care,

: Kimberly

Way to go. I am so glad you are getting checked. the test is not bad I have had it before. Preparation is more difficult. However two years ago i got immediately better after the test. I think my system got cleaned out. Best of luck. Agatha

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